MENTAL SLIPPAGE - WHAT'S HAPPENING
When I was sailing up the Australian Great Barrier Reef, I
stripped the gears on the autopilot that steers my yacht.
In my trip around the world, my autopilot steered the yacht for
more than thirty thousand miles. For all of those miles
the autopilot performed flawlessly, except when I stripped the
Stripped gears no longer function
properly; they slip and make a horrible grinding noise as my
sailboat heads off course. When the gears are stripped, my
autopilot is useless.
Stripped gears are like the mental
slippage found in depression; your stripped mental gears cause
your mental autopilot to breakdown. You wander of course,
and if you aren't careful, you end up on the rocks.
Mental slippage takes two forms.
The first part of mental slippage deals
with the control of your thoughts. You lose
control of your thoughts. Instead of you controlling your
thoughts, they control you. Automatic thoughts get into
the driver's seat and take you where you don't want to go - to
the Land or Depression.
The second part of mental slippage
deals with the content of your thoughts. Mental
slippage allows your mind to fill up with twisted, distorted
thoughts called cognitive distortions.
Mental slippage is basically a control and
content issue. Mental slippage means that your mental
autopilot is no longer functioning properly. Your life
wanders off course, and you head deeper and deeper into the Land
of Depression. Mental slippage is a real condition, and
until you fix it, you won't get better.
Excerpt from :
Zero Tolerance To
Negative Thinking : Good-by Depression - Hello Positive Mind
David J Abbott M.D.
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